June 2010

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HPIn Europe: Technology goliaths vie with startups to crack biojet processes

This month, I had a chance to verify my armchair thesis that all liquid biofuels will end up in the air—diverted to the passenger aviation industry and the world's air forces. At a fuel forum att..

This month, I had a chance to verify my armchair thesis that all liquid biofuels will end up in the air—diverted to the passenger aviation industry and the world's air forces. At a fuel forum attended by members of the international aviation industry in Los Angeles (LA), California, there were presentations and a small "marketplace" for biojet fuel technologists who were showing their wares. Biojet actors will get a higher-profile showcase at the UK Farnborough International Air Show later this year. R&D for biojet fuel technologies. A massive R&D effort is already preoccupying development companies such as Honeywell's UOP, Rentech and, through a recent $600 million acquisition, Exxon

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